Today was my first day at work and I was trained by Luciana. She was the first to get a pirate dog pin and she loved it! My job was checking in employees and volunteers at the Paralympic family hotel to distribute meal tickets, water and to help keep the staff motivated. When I heard…

Today I made my first steps onto the beach that is across the street. As soon as I met the water, I found the biggest sand dollar I have ever seen. Then I walked up to a volleyball net with green balloons with players in green tank tops. Turns out it was beach volleyball lessons….

As I was searching for a place to stay on Airbnb.com, I almost rented a room from a woman (Claudia) who had two sons.  But just before I confirmed the room, I found the apartment on the beach and chose that instead. In the process, Claudia and I became Facebook friends, and she seemed to…

The second day I traveled to downtown Rio to get my credentials and uniform. I took the scenic route by bus and connected with a new train called the VLT. Very few people spoke English. Thank goodness for my phone and Google Translate. The line was super long, but they pulled out the volunteers and moved…

I settled in the first day, found the market got a few directions and ate dinner at a small kiosk restaurant across the street on the beach. The area seems to be pretty safe and everyone is very friendly and helpful. It’s winter here but still perfect beach weather day and night. I haven’t seen…

In 2012 after the London Olympics, Mark and I decided to volunteer for the 2016 Paralympics.  After three years of applying, interviewing, and training, the time is finally here! I decided to accept the one month roster that I was assigned, so I arrived on August 25. Mark arrives two weeks later, and will volunteer…

We had a fun impromptu birthday party for Keating in our office today! He enjoyed his slice of cake and his birthday gifts of ham and salami!  Thanks to Amanda, Chester & James for helping us celebrate!!    

Although Keating gets along fine with three legs, he loves running fast with all four! Check out the video of our daughter Arienne playing fetch with him. He is also getting quite used to the camera. We did a fun photo shoot with the Miller Prosthetics & Orthothics (MPO) gear. The green bandana is his…

I am a certified prosthetist/orthotist in the Mid-Ohio Valley and have been for 20 years. I specialize in lower extremity prosthetics. The sense of accomplishment and satisfaction I feel watching my patients walk well with a prosthesis is unbeatable. Seeing them ski, run, climb back in a tree stand, and get back to enjoying life…

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